Alexander Van der Bellen wins 2nd term as Austria's president

Austria’s President Alexander Van der Bellen has secured a second six-year term, according to exit polls on Sunday, News.Az reports citing Anadolu Agency. 

Bellen, a 78-year-old former leader of the Greens, won nearly 56% of votes to avoid a runoff.

Walter Rosenkranz, the candidate for the far-right Freedom Party, came in second with around 18%, followed by Beer Party leader Dominik Wlazny at 8.5%.

While some 6.4 million Austrians were eligible to cast their ballots, voter turnout was roughly around 66%.

Official results are expected to be announced on Monday.


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